Among the Redwoods

Sequoia sempervirens Spending time among the Northern California coastal redwoods can be equally inspiring and disquieting. The trees have a presence that exceeds their scale in both time and space. The forests are supremely silent, supporting little habitat for creatures that produce sound. The redwoods exude a boundless patience and wisdom; they are perfectly adapted […]

Emergent Patterns

The idea of ’emergence’ is usually associated with birds flying in flocks or insects swarming; a larger pattern emerges as the summation of otherwise unrelated, smaller patterns acting in unison. Emergent behavior is the best kind of unintended consequence, but is by nature impossible to predict. I try to find examples of emergent patterns to […]